The President provides strategic planning and leadership across the entire association. This role includes liaising with school administration, overseeing all events and initiatives, managing the PA leadership team, delegating tasks, and representing the voice of the parent community.
In addition to supporting the President, the VP focuses on the recruitment of dedicated parents to support PA events and initiatives. They also seek partnerships within the school community as well as surrounding community to support our initiatives. (Note that in the event of co-officers being nominated for the role of President, there may be no need for a VP.)
The treasurer manages the available PA funds and creates a working budget for the association. This role includes objectives such as utilizing financial resources accountably and monitoring the association’s bottom line.
This role includes regularly attending PA meetings to take minutes, record and allocate actions and tasks. The Secretary also manages the administrative needs of the organization and assists with drafting correspondence.
CLASS PARENT CHAIRPERSON
This role includes recruiting willing class parents and equipping them with the talking points and tools to share with their fellow classroom parents. This person will help coordinate the team of class parent volunteers reporting to them.
LOWER SCHOOL DIVISION HEAD
A Lower School parent who can represent the needs of the Lower School student body as well as run Lower School PA meetings and help implement Lower School initiatives.
PRE-SCHOOL (2'S + 3'S CLASSROOMS) DIVISION HEAD
A Pre-School parent who can represent the needs of the Pre-School student body as well as run Pre-School PA meetings and help implement Pre-School initiatives.
ITC DIVISION HEAD
An Infant & Toddler Center parent who can represent the needs of the ITC as well as run ITC PA meetings and help implement ITC initiatives.
FUNDRAISING + EVENTS COMMITTEE
This role spearheads the fundraising efforts for the association which includes several fundraising events each year. This person will be responsible for recruiting a chairperson for each event where needed and provide guidance throughout the event planning and delivery process. Additionally, this person will seek additional fundraising strategies within annual events as well as propose entirely new fundraising activities. 2016 – 2017 events included: Ice Cream Social, Movie Night, Bake Sale, Preschool and ITCplaydates, the Spring Gala and the Family Table.
This role will help implement and oversee PA initiated inclusivity events as well as work with WNS administrators on inclusivity related issues. Last spring, the committee hosted the Family Table event and has more planned for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
The Communications Committee oversees the outgoing messaging of the PA to ensure that communications are concise and effective. This committee will craft the communications design + strategy for all regular and specialized communications as well as assist fellow PA leaders with content development, event promotions, and the creation and maintenance of the PA website and blog.
FOOD, HEALTH + WELLNESS COMMITTEE
The PA Food, Health and Wellness Committee is dedicated to the holistic well being of our children. In collaboration with the school administration and teachers, the Committee aims to engender a full appreciation of the linkages between nutrition, local food sourcing, good health and environmental responsibility, globally and locally. The Committee arranges numerous fun and engaging events to this end, such as healthy bake sales, garden projects, and yoga nights to name a few, and embraces all parents and children who share these goals and would like to be involved in any way.
The Community Committee is committed to serving the greater Williamsburg Community. In the past we've helped clean up McCarren Park and created craft kits for children in nearby hospitals with the help of Project Sunshine. The committee is busy planning for more events this school year.
The Greening Committee is busy helping to make our schools greener! Over the past year, the committee has: maintained the large planter on the 5th floor terrace and recently added strawberries and mint with the help of our Pre-K classes; installed irrigation for the science classes vegetable planters outside the Cafeteria; and have added and maintained the planters in front of the Lower School. Green thumbs are needed so the committee can take this to the next level!